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Our Top Tips for Startups going to Pitch@Palace

Posted by Chris at Oct. 29, 2015, 7 p.m.

Earlier we were kindly asked by the Duke of York’s office for our advice to those about to pitch next week. It was lovely to reflect back on the event and think about what we wished someone had told us beforehand. It’s an amazing space, a stellar group of people and an incredible experience. Our main tip is to really enjoy it and savour it, but here are a few suggested “dos” and “don’ts” from us to help you get the most out of it...

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Can you 3D print a desk?

Posted by Becky at Oct. 21, 2015, 1:34 p.m.

Well… youcouldtry to 3D print a whole desk, but we wouldn’t recommend it - you’d need a lot of filament, a large amount of time, and some pretty well-developed CAD skills to do it.

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Simple, open and free: introducing Strawblox

Posted by Becky at Oct. 9, 2015, 2:41 p.m.

We’ve just launched something new - you may already have read about it on theI Can Make homepage. It’s calledStrawblox, and it isFREE, no price tag, totally gratis. Yes, really.

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Vooming marvellous

Posted by Dean Events at June 30, 2015, 11:47 a.m.

After being finallists in 2014′s Virgin Media Pitch2Rich contest, we were honoured to be invited back for the2015 edition(dubbed #VOOM), and demonstrate what we’ve been doing in the intervening months.

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Getting Started: our ‘Beginner’s Guide to 3D Printing’ playlist on YouTube

Posted by Becky at June 15, 2015, 3:53 p.m.

We’ve now posted the firstI Can Make video playlist: a beginner’s guide to 3D printing for teachers, parents, children – anyone who wants to know more about the basics of 3D printing. This series of 11 short videos provides a gentle introduction to what 3D printing is, how it works, and what you need to get started. Films includeWhat is 3D Printing?What can I make with a 3D printer?andHow long does 3D printing take?

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